UNEP executive director speaks about energy access in China and India, and efforts to ban the global illegal animal trade.
Most of them are situated in natural forests.
The laws that need reformed include those for community forest management, land bank, national park management, community based justice, environmental impact asessment/environmental health impact assessment reforms.
Under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, Cambodia could experience a 70 percent cut in aid from the United States.
Government and private sector representatives of Laos and Thailand have exchanged information on using a geographic information system (GIS) to build a single map for improved natural resources management.
Southeast Asia’s infrastructure boom threatens to destroy the few remaining wilderness sanctuaries in the region.
Scientists are praising the discovery of new species and rare dolphins in the Mekong region, but overfishing and dams loom to disrupt habitats says a special report by the Ecologist.
Myanmar MP, Dr Aung Khin, representing Pyin Oo Lwin, said, due to rapid deforestation, the country faced its severest weather conditions in 2015 and 2016. The country’s efforts to conserve the natural environment was at the lowest stage. The country ranked 164th out of 178 countries in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index, which suggested that more needed to be done for the conservation of natural resources, the MP said.
The Vietnamese government has asked four central provinces hit by the April 2016 environment disaster linked to the Taiwanese steel conglomerate Formosa to uphold a fishing ban within 20 nautical miles of the coast as the environment has yet to recover
As discussions continue, the future of one of the world’s greatest rivers is as bleak as ever.